In-office procedures offer several advantages over hospital care. Not only are they more economical and convenient but they also enable you to receive quality care from the health care team you have come to know through your course of treatment.
We utilize the latest, minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide a faster recovery and less pain when compared to many hospital-based procedures. When needed, a board-certified anesthesiologist provides anesthesia services on site.
Some of our in-office procedures include:
Endometrial ablation to treat heavy periods
This procedure removes the endometrial lining of the uterus and may be appropriate for women who have excessive menstrual bleeding. For women who have completed childbearing or do not wish to have children, it provides a good alternative to a hysterectomy.
Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy
This procedure utilizes a tiny camera to examine the uterine lining. A small amount of tissue may be removed for further examination. If a polyp or fibroid is discovered, we can remove it during the procedure with the aid of a MyoSure device. Here is more information on hysteroscopy.
LEEPs for cervical abnormalities
LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) is a procedure to remove tissue from the cervix to treat pre-cancerous conditions. After a local anesthetic is applied to the cervix, a heated wire loop removes the abnormal cells so healthy tissue can grow.
D & C treatment for early pregnancy loss
An early pregnancy loss (“miscarriage”) is a difficult and often devastating experience. We realize our patients need emotional support in addition to medical care and provide surgical management of early pregnancy loss in our office setting. Women find a familiar office setting to be less stressful than hospital-based care. Rest assured, we will do everything we can to support you through this difficult time.
Essure permanent contraception
Essure creates a barrier to prevent pregnancy and does not use any hormones. It’s a less-invasive and more cost-effective procedure than a tubal ligation (“tube tying”).